Cursive Handwriting. Introducing a whole school policy. Why choose cursive writing?.
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Introducing a whole school policy
“Every adult will consider the formation they use to be the most comfortable for them…..this does not necessarily make it the most effective formation for children learning for the first time. Teachers must bear in mind the need to develop a handwriting style that is clear, fluent, legible and fast for first time learners.”
Context- Handwriting should be an integral not isolated part of writing and spelling.
Direct teaching- It should be taught through
a balance of whole class and small group work but it should be taught!
Practice –children need specific opportunities in school and at home to practise and reinforce good handwriting habits.
Application – The skills learnt need to be put to use so that children see a point to their hard work.